A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

‘Corruption came into oil sector under Babangida, Obasanjo & Jonathan’

Luka Binniyat

28 August 2012, Sweetcrude, KADUNA — FORMER military head of state and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in the last general polls, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) said Monday that the government, since the administration of Gen Ibrahim Babangida till date was responsible for the “high level of corruption and destruction” in the petroleum industry.

He added that lack of sincerity on the part of Nigerian leaders was responsible for the security problems confronting the nation.

The former military ruler said these while receiving leaders and members of CPC who paid him a visit ahead of the forthcoming local government election in Katsina State.

According to him, corruption came into the petroleum sector during the era of the Babangida, Obasanjo and the present administration of Goodluck Jonathan because they had the mind of cheating the masses.

Said Buhari: “for Nigeria to move forward and realise its quest for development, its people must come out with trusted leaders to steer the affairs of the nation. There is no country in the world, where impunity thrives like Nigeria.

“The biggest challenge for Nigeria is for adequate security to be in place and fashion out ways in which we can protect the wealth of this country and provide job opportunities for the youths, so that we can build more industries as it was before.

“Inability of these industries to work has brought mistrust and corruption to Nigeria. Therefore, our leaders have to be sincere and lead with the fear of God and carry all along for Nigeria to be a better place”.

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  • That’s not news, we all know that.

  • You nko

  • Nigeria is more complex than General Buhari cares to imagine. Picking on one or two past leaders for blame or vilification will not help our current situation. May we advise that rather than go down this road that doesn’t exactly lead anywhere. The CPC leader engage in re-strategizing aimed at taking power from the PDP to effect changes necessary for turning the country around.

  • Allah sasugane.

  • “Those who live in glass houses do not throw stones” – Babangida tells Buhari

  • How about Abacha?

  • buhari should stop playing politices on common nigerians bcos corruption have being in oil sector many years if de day of buhari what did he do then nw he critices other head of state it is pity if nigeria citizen vote 4 him 2015

  • Yes sir

  • I think d genesis of curroptn in nigeria is Babangida

  • IBB, planted the seed of corruptn & he watered it, norished it & watch it grow in our gr8t country, bi dat time our elite where celebriting chop i chop system, now dis same beneficiaries are pointing now. from IBB – shonekan – Abacha – Abdulsalam – OBJ – GEJ d seed has grown to an irroko tree. 1 man can’t uproot an irroko tree, it takes 2 many & 2 many sacrifices. We all need to come together to do ………………

  • IBB, planted the seed of corruptn & he watered it, norished it & watch it grow in our gr8t country, bi dat time our elite where celebriting chop i chop system, now dis same beneficiaries are pointing now. from IBB – shonekan – Abacha -Abdulsalam – OBJ – GEJ d seed has grown to an irroko tree. 1 man can’t uproot an irroko tree, it takes 2 many & 2 many sacrifices. We all need to come together to do ………………

  • Dr hamilton Gray

    Even the Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) has not thing to offer other than to bring shame/ end the carrier of this Great Nation called N I G E R I A… All of you need to be wiped out from N I G E R I A POLITIC before the Nation will grow. Oil Oil Oil.. Think of what to do and stop complaining…